The Economics of Failure

3 days ago Citizen#7 0
Secretary Mnuchin and chief economic advisor Gary Cohn (former President of Goldman Sachs) released a two page tax plan yesterday. When asked where the details were, they responded “they’re coming”. What’s clear is President Trump is following the same worn out and incorrect economic thinking employed by Ronald Regan and George Bush. Regan increased the Read More

There is No Planet B

7 days ago Citizen#7 0
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in Read More

The US Congress is Guilty of Dereliction of Duty

1 week ago Citizen#7 0
Authorization of the Use of Military Force was not sought prior to President Trump’s strike in Syria. There seems to be a grey area around whether or not the President has the authority to unilaterally use military force without the consent of Congress. There are politicians on both sides. In 2013 President Obama sought out Read More

The Cost of Confusion

3 weeks ago Citizen#7 0
War in Iraq started March 20, 2003 and officially ended December 18, 2011. We still haven’t been able to extricate ourselves from the nation building of Iraq and have approximately 4, 087 troops currently fighting ISIS in Iraq and the number is creeping up. The cost of nation building in Iraq is $117,035 – per hour.  Read More

To Filibuster or not Filibuster, That Is The Question!!

4 weeks ago Citizen#7 0
Currently the 48 Democrats and 52 Republican Senators have a showdown this week. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch is up for a vote. This is more or less the final chapter in the President Obama / Mitch McConnel / Merrick Garland / Harry Reid / Republican / Democrat Filibuster saga. Let’s start by clarifying what Read More

Your privacy has just been sold!

1 month ago Citizen#7 0
Last week the US. Senate voted to repeal the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers the power to choose how their ISPs use and share their personal data to ISPs. The vote was down party lines. The repeal was authored by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Sen. Flake Read More

No Victory Lap Please

1 month ago Citizen#7 0
Democrats shouldn’t be gloating about the failure to pass the American Health Care Act. Gloating only reveals the divide between the parties and continues to alienate citizens who see both the Congress and President failing the working class. President Trump has at times suggested letting the A.C.A continue on its “Death Spiral” saying it would Read More

Why Quest Diagnostics Isn’t The Best Choice!

1 month ago Citizen#7 0
It’s disturbing that a local, trusted, non-profit hospital like Peace Health would outsource their labs that do the diagnostic work for local doctors and clinics to a  for-profit global company from New Jersey with a checkered past. The sale of Peace Health Labs to Quest Diagnostics will be completed some time this Spring. Our friends, Read More

Can An Honest Investigation Happen?

1 month ago Citizen#7 0
Imagine the campaign for President in reverse, it went something like this….. The Republican National Committee was hacked by Russian hackers and candidate Trump complained about the invasion into his campaign and ensuing leaks to the press through Wikileaks. Within two hours of Hillary Clinton’s Access Hollywood tape revealing how she liked to grab men Read More